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Netherlands

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Brinkhof

Brinkhof’s ‘hands-on’ and ‘extremely responsive’ group is noted for its ‘deep industry knowledge’. ‘Knowledgeable’ and ‘highly skilled’ group head Pepijn van Ginneken is leading advice to KPN on various matters, including an appeal brought before the EGC concerning the EC’s approval of Vodafone and Liberty Global’s merger. The ‘excellent’ Quinten Kroes is a name to note.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Brinkhof

Known for its strength in patent litigation and enforcement, Brinkhof’s practice counts Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Sandoz and Accord Healthcare among its clients. Mark van Gardingen is, according to some clients, ‘head and shoulders above the rest’; he co-heads the group with ‘superstar’ Daan de Lange.

Next generation lawyers

Daan de Lange - Brinkhof

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IT
Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Outsourcing expert Eliane de Vilder heads Brinkhof’s practice jointly with data protection specialist Quinten Kroes. ‘Impressive’ commercial software expert Wieke van Angeren assisted Perfetti van Melle with licensing and implementing a software solution for managing its global supply chain. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne joined Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV in September 2018.

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Media and entertainment
Industry focus: Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Though particularly strong in litigation and regulatory advice, Brinkhof’s practice also handles commercial contracts. Department head Remy Chavannes defended GS Media in copyright infringement and tort proceedings brought by Sanoma. Quinten Kroes and Dorien Verhulst are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Remy Chavannes - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Dorien Verhulst - Brinkhof

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Telecoms
Industry focus: Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Known for its contentious capabilities, strength in depth and experience in competition law, Brinkhof’s department has ‘excellent business acumen and industry knowledge’. Pepijn van Ginneken heads the group, and along with Quinten Kroes is ‘hands-on and up-to-speed with business perspectives’. KPN, Tele2 and Eurofiber Holding are clients.

Leading individuals

Quinten Kroes - Brinkhof

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Netherlands: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: Patents - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Noted for its strength in depth and its parallel European litigation capabilities, Brinkhof’s practice is led jointly by Richard Ebbink and the ‘clever, commercial, hardworking’ Mark van Gardingen. He and ‘superstar’ Daan de Lange acted for Sandoz in preliminary injunction proceedings against Leo Pharma.

Leading individuals

Mark van Gardingen - Brinkhof

Richard Ebbink - Brinkhof

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Trade marks, copyrights and design rights
Intellectual property: Trade marks, copyrights and design rights - ranked: tier 1

Brinkhof

Great litigator’ Gregor Vos and the widely recommended Kurt Stöpetie are the key partners at IP boutique Brinkhof, which is noted for its contentious and non-contentious strengths and its knowledge of EU law. Both lawyers acted for Nestlé in proceedings against Cadbury regarding the KitKat’s trade mark shape. Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Gregor Vos - Brinkhof

Next generation lawyers

Sjo Anne Hoogcarspel - Brinkhof

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